"The Departed was also my favorite movie of 2006, in part because Scorsese seemed to be having fun again. For example, as an homage to Howard Hawks' classic 1932 Scarface, Scorsese scattered Xs throughout the movie (some more subtle than others), using them as a symbol of impending doom."
Something to check out only if you've seen the film. Please tell me no-one else spotted this as I was feeling bad about my lack of observation skills before but the examples look so fracking obvious now they've been pointed out.
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